Our Regional Approach to Sport and Recreation Facilities

Across the Canterbury West Coast region, people of all ages receive countless benefits from sport and physical activity every day. They rely, however, on having the right spaces and places to keep active in their own communities.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​The value of community sport and recreation has inspired Sport Canterbury and the Greater Christchurch Partnership to create the first ever Canterbury Spaces and Places Plan: A Regional Approach to Sporting Facilities.

The Canterbury Spaces and Places Plan focuses on an area defined by the territorial boundaries of Ashburton District Council, Selwyn District Council, Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council and Hurunui District Council.

The Plan identifies key issues or projects that are priorities for the region. It also reinforces that a number of facility developments already confirmed/built will be fundamental to the developing network.

It is a genuine reflection of the region’s stakeholders – their vision and priorities. Many of the stakeholders embraced the opportunity to take part in the planning as a way of revisiting their own priorities.

In addition to sports, Councils and funders are also encouraged to use the plan in their own decision-making and prioritising.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​